About: Branden

Branden, a pop culture junky, has covered entertainment for newspapers and magazines for the past 10 years. He thinks of “American Idol” like one might think of a skeezy uncle. He loves it but never trusts it. Join Branden on Google+.

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American Idol 2011: Top 12 girls recap – From Zzzzz to ZzzOMG!

The “American Idol” Top 12 girls took the stage tonight and I think I have to say the guys win this week for me. A lot of the girls were off when it came to song choice. This is an important week. We’re just getting to know them and hearing [...]

American Idol 2011: Top 12 Guys performance recap – Some surprises arise

The “American Idol” Top 12 guys took to the performance stage tonight and while a couple of them were singing like they knew SEVEN guys would be cut by Thursday, some were not. I’m going to get right to the recap. I’ll give you my thoughts and my performance grade. [...]

American Idol 2011: The Top 24, three nights, your votes

The “American Idol” week ahead is going to be a long one. And not just for the contestants. For us. According to Fox, the Top 12 guys perform Tuesday from 8-9:30 pm . The girls go on Wednesday from 8-9:30 pm with a two-hour results show Thursday. Welcome back, too-long [...]

American Idol 2011: Another early fan-favorite cut from Top 24 Season 10

American Idol 2011 Top 24.  Michael Becker photo/FOX The big “American Idol” news of the night was that early favorite Jacee Badeaux did not make the Top 24. This was news to many, including those who give in to spoilers as he was previously on all the Top 24 Season [...]

American Idol 2011: Vegas round cut short as Top 24 assembly begins

Julie Zorrilla and Tim Halperin.  Fox photo I hope no one takes this the wrong way (because I mean it exactly as I say it), but tonight’s “American Idol” might just be the worst two hours I’ve ever seen of the show. First of all it was completely changed from [...]

American Idol 2011: Vegas week, The Beatles and a Top 24 wish list

The “American Idol” contestants head to Las Vegas this week to take on songs of The Beatles at the LOVE theater at the Mirage hotel and casino. So we get to see another major change this season. The top 60 (or 61 — who knows what the numbers are this [...]

American Idol 2011: Hollywood Week Solo Round gives us few surprises

Update: You asked for it and Reality Rewind has the official complete list of the American Idol 2011 Las Vegas Round hopefuls. Tonight’s episode of “American Idol” was pretty cut and dry as almost every early favorite and emerging standout were put through to the new Las Vegas round. The [...]

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